Remarkable Williamsburg shipping container townhouse is for sale asking $5.5M

Posted On Fri, June 21, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, June 21, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Quirky Homes, Williamsburg

Two years ago 6sqft reported on the rise of a singular single-family residence on a Williamsburg corner lot; the amazing townhouse was built from 21 steel shipping containers, tamed and transformed into a sleek and surprisingly livable home by the architecture and design firm LOT-EK for the Brooklyn couple behind neighborhood barbecue favorite Fette Sau. If you’ve always wanted to live in the 25-by-100-foot, 5,000-square-foot home at 2 Monitor Street, now’s your chance; the house just hit the market for $5.5 million.

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of LOT-EK are known for working their magic with unsual materials, including the humble shipping container. The home’s industrial beginnings are a nod to the area’s artistic vibe and early loft culture, adding exquisite finishes and premium fixtures befitting a New York City townhouse. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the interiors with light and neighborhood views, but a sense of privacy and tranquility is preserved–razor-thin slices of glass on the home’s side allow both light and privacy to exist on a city street corner. The home has three terraces for seamless indoor-outdoor living on every floor.

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

The open first floor is perfect for entertaining, with a large living area anchored by New York City’s last permitted wood-burning fireplace. A colorful media room rocks stadium seating, a suspended 90-inch TV and surround sound.

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

The stunning open kitchen covers both form and function with exceptional custom details like a chilled filtered water and sparkling water tap, a Capital dual oven, six-burner range with a grill and griddle and a built-in Miele deep fryer. There’s plenty of room for a long dining table, and a large terrace waits just outside for al fresco dining.

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

Up a floating steel stair, the home’s second floor is filled with bright bedrooms and sleek modern baths. Open spaces are flexible and welcoming, and there’s another sunny terrace.

2 Monitor Street, Shipping containers, LOT-EK, cool listings, williamsburg

On the top floor, the home’s  master suite offers a private terrace, a massive soaking tub, projection television and twin powder rooms that lead to an enviable walk-in closet.

Back down at the basement level,  another private bedroom suite joins plenty of storage and a bonus room. A temperature-controlled, 2,000-bottle wine room and off-street parking are surprising luxuries for contented city living.

[Listing: 2 Monitor Street by Jon Capobianco and Quinn Ferree for Compass.]

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Photos by Danny Bright courtesy of Compass.

 

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